Nine exceptional students were honored during Plenary II at the CoSA/SAA Joint Annual Meeting on Friday, August 16, 2013. Each of these students has demonstrated scholastic and personal achievement, as well as the potential to become an influential member of the archives profession. Kimberly Springer is the recipient of the Josephine Forman Scholarship, which provides financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science. Springer is pursuing a master of science in information degree at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Previously, she spent seven years as a senior lecturer in American studies at King’s College London. Barrye Brown received the Mosaic Scholarship, which provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. Brown is a master’s student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brown also holds a bachelor of arts degree in American history from Dillard University and a master of arts degree in Atlantic world history from Rice University. Rhonda Jones also was awarded the Mosaic Scholarship. Jones entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall to pursue a degree in library science and serves as an assistant professor and the director of public history at North Carolina Central University, which offers an archives track. Alex H. Poole is the recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award for superior writing achievement. Poole, a PhD student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was recognized for his paper “The Strange Career of Jim Crow Archives,” which was nominated by Alumni Distinguished Professor Helen R. Tibbo. Tibbo noted that the paper “will become an important piece on social justice and how archivists handled their ethical responsibilities in light of a very challenging political landscape . . . Exploring issues of open and equal access and viewing archival Policies and practices from the user’s perspective.” The paper will be published in the Spring/Summer issue of The American Archivist 77, no. 1. Maria Angel Diaz received the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award, which recognizes minority graduate students who, through scholastic achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of SAA. Diaz is pursuing a master of library and information science degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has been involved with several archival community service initiatives that document and preserve the Mexican-American experience. Catherine L. Miller was awarded the F. Gerald Ham Scholarship, which offers financial support to a graduate student in his or her second year of archival studies at a US university. Miller is a graduate student in the Master of Archival Studies Program at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. Miller also works as an archives technician for the National Archives and Records Administration. Weimei Pan is the recipient of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award, which enables overseas archivists who are already in the United States or Canada for training to augment their experience by traveling to the SAA Annual Meeting. Pan is a first-year doctoral student in the Archives Studies PhD Program at the University of British Columbia. Pan also works as a research assistant for the Records in the Cloud project. Samantha Norling received the Donald Peterson Student Travel Award, which supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. Norling is a joint-degree student pursuing master of library science and master of arts in history degrees. Norling shared her perspectives as a dual-degree student at the Joint Annual Meeting during session 607, “Archival Education from the Student Perspective.” Lori E. Harris is a recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award. Harris is a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is involved with “Project RIGHT Now– Carolinas!,” an organization dedicated to preserving local African American history in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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